This fabulous photo of Grand Hotel Neum's concrete gateway to the beach in Neum, Bosnia Herzegovina made the shortlist of the GCCA's Concrete in Life photo competition 2019.
10 October the winners will be announced, fingers crossed!
When we booked our trip to Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina last summer we did not know much about the countries. Our students in photography said "you should go there, it is so beautiful" over and over again.
Croatia and Bosnia did surprise us in many ways.
From the busy cities to the fabulous national parks, OMG all over. One of the best moments was when we arrived in Grand Hotel Neum in Bosnia. We were told there was a tunnel to the sea side, as we wanted to take a walk like we do every evening.
For some reason we took the stairs.
|10 floors down to the beach, Grand Hotel Neum © Melanie E. Rijkers
We finally made it, wondering if it was really okay to go there, not seeing any other people at that time. After two turns and by accessing a big, steel door we entered the tunnel. Apperently the hotel once was a hospital, built on a hill side.
The way down, this deep tunnel to the beach felt like a movie adventure. Exploration and discovery, safe but yet exciting. Admiration because of the old structure of the tunnel, still safe and in one piece.
Admiring the builders, for creating such a wonderful walkway even though its original use most likely wasn't as jolly. Respect to all who design, create and inspire to make the world a better place.
|Going to the beach - Grand Hotel Neum, Bosnia Herzegovina
Concrete in Life, 2019 © Eyespiration.com
Melanie E. Rijkers, the Netherlands
|Grand Hotel Neum, roof terrace and infinity pool
|Shortlist GCCA Concrete in Life 2019